The Repository of Wonders 

Opens July 1, with the artists in attendance

July 1 to August 16 

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CANNING, Nova Scotia) — It is with great pleasure that we extend the invitation to partake of the marvels proffered within an amazing cabinet of curiosities: The Repository of Wonders.  The Repository is filled with artifacts, artworks and natural oddities collected over many years.  The exhibition has been planned and prepared for viewing according to the highest standards of curatorial excellence, and will be available for your scrutiny in Canning, Nova Scotia from July 1st through August 16th, at Ross Creek Centre for the Art’s Professional Gallery, 555 Ross Creek Road, Canning.  For available viewing hours, check ahead: 902-582-3842, in order to avoid disappointment.

JUST ADDED: a suite of photographs (from a cache of found negatives) of an original collection of flora and fauna, currently housed in the Natural History Museum in Halifax.  We will explore the mystery of how this collection moved, seemingly en masse, from California to Nova Scotia in a  special exhibit, Natural Sciences: A Historical Collection, made possible by Arts Nova Scotia.

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Curator Susan Malmstrom (of Halifax) will be available to answer questions and deliver a special talk on opening day, July 1st (Canada Day), along with special guest, Dr. Elizabeth Kenneday, who serves as a Photographic Specialist for The Repository and will join us from the United States, in honour of the occasion.  Kenneday’s archival work in printing stunning photos from original material covering the life and times of The Repository’s original founder, Dr. Mycenae T. Consonant, PhD (1883-1915), will also be on display.

Please note that this exhibition is unlike anything that you are likely to experience, though you might live to a relatively advanced age, or travel far and wide:  ”Learned persons have ran

To contact us via email:  ked its contents to be of highest merit …”.  If you have visited The Repository on a previous occasion, you are urged to see it again, as many new artifacts, photographs, and other exhibits have only recently been added and will be on display for the first time at this location.

A press kit is available for your perusal.  We are more than happy to forward high-res photos or brochures for the Ross Creek exhibition at your request.

Images included above: Coyote in the Basement with Beer Case, 2014, Susan Malmstrom;
Dr. Mycenae T. Consonant Studying Brine Flies at Tufa, Elizabeth Kenneday, 2011.

Gallery Mandate

Acting in cooperation with a larger vision integrating music, theatre, writing, film, visual arts and dance, our galleries provide a space for multidisciplinary visual arts exhibitions.  It is our belief that together, the arts champion a dialogue fostering collaboration between artists in all disciplines and stages of their careers and the surrounding and global community at large. The Centre is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts though education and arts development, and provides a professional environment for artists to present work in a non-commercial venue. Ross Creek Professional Gallery Our Professional Gallery focuses on contemporary visual art. Our exhibiting artists are regional, national and international. Community Gallery  The Community Gallery exhibits work created during our residencies, outreach programs within the community and schools. Additionally, this gallery is often used by our camp programs. For artists who would like to exhibit at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, please click here for information and applications.


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